Confident and Curious: A Wittenberg Guide to Living in a Scientific Age
This workshop builds upon and expands the “Great Evangelical Debate” offered in the past couple years by Dr. Charles Arand. This workshop will pick up on some of those themes by first asking, “What are the theological questions/problems raised by the scientific findings and developments of our day?” We will do this by not only considering what is being reported in scientific journals, but by also considering the theological/existential questions raised by movies such as Ad Astra. Second, we will ask “What is a good Lutheran approach for navigating the scientific findings and developments of our day and addressing the theological questions they raise?” This will be done in part by considering the distinction of faith and reason as a framework for theology and science and in part by considering the Wittenberg theologians and astronomers as a case study in their response to Copernicus.
Professor of Systematic Theology; Director of the Center for the Care of Creation; and Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Dr. Charles Arand has published several books and more than 50 articles on topics related to the Lutheran Confessions (with an emphasis on the catechisms) and the theology of creation. Arand served as the primary drafter for The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod Commission on Theology and Church Relations document Together with All Creatures: Caring for God’s Living Earth (Concordia Publishing House). Since then, he has written numerous articles, given public lectures at several Concordia University System schools, made presentations to numerous pastors’ conferences and conducted many congregational workshops on the topic. He is currently exploring how the theology of creation informs our care of creation, and how creation and redemption are intimately united.
|Monday, Aug. 1||1-4 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Aug. 2||9-11:30 a.m.|
|Wednesday, Aug. 3||9 a.m.-noon|
Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the workshop presenters.